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Texting Ban Has Few Visible Consequences
July 31, 2014

Texting Ban Has Few Visible Consequences

Texting bans are in effect for both Rapid City and the state; the state ban went into effect at the start of July, and Rapid City police were prepared to issue tickets for the city's ban at the same time. The results of the bans are hard to see. According to KOTA news stories, there have been just a handful of citations from the state ban, while Rapid City has handed out 200 warnings, but no tickets (when the ban went into effect in May, police planned to give warnings for the first two months).

The major difference between Rapid City's ban and the state ban is that Rapid City made texting while driving a primary offense, while the state ban allows tickets only if the driver is stopped for another reason. More information can be found on our resource page and in our archive.

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